Monday, February 23, 2009

I was in Tucson most of last week but the kite gang told me I didn't miss much. It blew, but it was nasty and gusty. It gets that way here once in a while. Since I've been back the wind has been better. The rest of this week looks good. February and March are usually our best months for wind. Carnaval (out local version of Mardi Gras) has been going on in Guaymas. Because of Carnaval and some great weather there has been a lot of people at the beach.
A bunch of school age kids from Hermosillo are taking up the sport and it can get pretty crazy out on the water some days while they go through the learning process.
I heard that the Paridiso Hotel, our launch location, has been sold. We will have to see what that means for our beach access.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Wind continues to be lacking compared to most years. We have had a few days here and there but generally on the light side. Yesterday was good, but the bigger kites were out most of the day. As often happens, the steadiest winds came at the end of the day. About the time that most of the kiters are packing up for the day due to being tired and cold, the wind settles into a steady blow with flat water. It is also a great time to avoid kite traffic. Yesterday it got a little crowded, but nothing like it was last month. Joe showed up for his first day of the year, and also on the water besides myself were Gerald, Helmut, Roberto, Jimmy, Nico, Fernando, Jeff, and a newbie Bo. Luckily all ten weren't out on the water at the same time. The forecast is looking good for Saturday and Sunday and then starting again on Wednesday.

Friday, February 06, 2009

We weren't expecting any wind today but it blew pretty good for a while. Below are Jimmy, Ken and Gerald. Helmut and I were the only other kiters out that day.

The last man on the water was Gerald! He milked every bit of wind that there was at the end of the day.